I Love Mornings!!!!

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do.

Attitude determines how well you do it.”

-Lou Holtz

And I LOVE my morning workouts!

Morning workouts have so many benefits. 1) It’s a great way to start the day right and boost BOTH your mood and energy level.  2) Exercising first thing in the morning helps encourage you to make healthy choices through out the day.  After all, you don’t want to undo all that hard work by eating garbage. 3) You can get away with working out in your pajamas and cut down on laundry (as long as you’re at home 😉 ) 4) It’s a chance to get it done before the day gets busy and you have time to make excuses not to.

Once I get in a good early work out, I always feel ready to take on the day.  This morning I was surprised to still be able to move without much difficultly, so I did my Jackie Extreme Timesaver Workout DVD AGAIN.  I was dragging a little, but got through the whole thing.  Then I did 30 reps of tricep dips, body saws, and push-ups- and then 60 low plank obliques.  I officially pushed myself to the point of almost throwing up at a non-boot camp workout, which makes me feel like all those workouts have really improved my tolerance for putting myself through torture. 😉  As additional evidence of just how rugged I’ve become, I now have rug burn on my elbows to match the bruise on my shin from my incident with the tall box at boot camp last weekend…plus a bunch of scraps from all the prickly brush at the reservoir yesterday! (Luckily I only got a little rash and not head to toe hives like scrapes from brush typically give me!)

"Bit" by the box

Ouch! Rug burn 😦

Given that the Jackie workout DVD is starting to get “easy” for me (meaning I can finish it with weight without feeling like it is going to kill me), I have been considering purchasing the Insanity workout DVDs.  At first I was a little intimidated because I heard it was harder than p90x; however, after surviving multiple months of boot camp, a Tough Mudder, and a marathon- I’m pretty sure I can handle whatever they throw at me (even if it’s not doable on the first try ;)).  The great thing about workout DVDs is you can always hit pause, catch your breath, and keep going.  The only thing I still have reservations about is I saw a few really bad reviews about it being really hard on your joints with lots of high impact moves.  I don’t want to spend over $100 on it and then find it’s too hard on my knees to do it.  On the other hand, I feel like no matter how awesome a fitness product is, there will always be people who will find an excuse to trash it instead of sucking it up and following through.  I think at some point, I will probably break down and make the splurge, but in the meantime I have boot camp, running, and Jackie to keep me in shape. 🙂

Anyhow, the rest of my day will consist of RELAXING… unless I get the itch to workout some more. lol There are worse addictions in the world right?


  1. I have the Insanity DVD’s and love them! I have never done the program all the way through, I just use them for cross training days. Best work out ever! I can see how they would be problematic on your knees, but if you are not using them every day I don’t think it will be too bad on the joints. If you want to borrow one to see if you like it, I could mail a disc to you. 🙂

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